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buckle

verb

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1 to fall down or in as a result of physical pressure
  • the flimsy bridge buckled under the weight of the caravan of trucks

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2 to occupy (oneself) diligently or with close attention
  • buckled himself down and finished the assignment in record time

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buckle

noun

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The first known use of buckle was in the 14th century

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“Buckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/buckle. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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